They will ask to vaccinate children and adolescents in schools

The Minister of Education of the Nation, Jaime Perczyk acknowledged that, despite having achieved interesting percentages in the levels of immunization against the coronavirus in the age group ranging from 3 to 17 years, coverage for this sector still needs to be expanded of the population and that, faced with this situation, From the portfolio that he leads together with his peers from all the provinces, they will ask the Ministry of Health to be vaccinated in schools.

“All the ministries of Education in the country, regardless of political color, unanimously agreed to request this from the Ministry of Health. There is consensus in the educational, scientific and health systems. Now we have to do it,” said Perczyk.

With the intention of guaranteeing the process of full school attendance, amid the growing wave of infections that are expected to decline when the school year begins, educational portfolios throughout the country will seek to increase the percentage of vaccinated and for this they agreed on the requested measure.

In dialogue with elDiarioAr, Perczyk remarked that “We have seven weeks to do a very strong job of persuasion, convocation, and invitation to vaccinate all the boys and girls who have not yet done so “

In that sense, he recalled that “we have 64% of the boys from 12 to 17 years old with the complete scheme, and 78% with the scheme started. We have 44% of the boys from 3 to 11 years old who completed their scheme, and 63.9% of those kids started it. We have seven weeks for those schemes to be completed. “

The official further acknowledged that In the coming weeks, they will work “to show where there are many boys to go and vaccinate. What can be done in the summer schools and, in many schools in Argentina” and he estimated that “in February this has to be started.”

Finally, the head of the national educational portfolio said that they are working “to agree on what guarantees an extended school cycle, with all hours, care and continuity.”

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